Technical Writing in the Corporate Environment
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This paper takes a look at the difference between technical writing and expository writing. The paper explains how expository and technical writing differs in terms of purpose, audience, tone and formatting. In addition, the paper investigates how technical writing is used in organizations and gives examples when technical documents would work better than expository articles.
From the Paper:"The purpose of a technical document is to present facts in a concise manner and to explain procedures, if that is the case sometimes. Usually, the technical document in an organization is a set of instructions that has been expanded as it was included in a manual. The software documentation manual may be a good example in this sense: originally started with just a small set of instructions that would have helped the user deal with something like creating a button, it has grown to incorporate instructions for the entire application, so that the user will be able to understand how to use it. The purpose of an expository document is somewhat similar in that it has the same descriptive objective as the technical writing. The differences most likely reside in other aspects, such as tone and style."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Rhodes, David. (2005). Organization in Technical Writing. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. Volume 131, Issue 3, Pages 213-216.
- Creative Writing versus Technical Writing: Surely the Difference is Obvious? Part 2. On the Internet at http://www.freewritingadvice.com/articles/index_files/49techcreate.htm. Last retrieved on September 8, 2008
- Brown, Ronald; Lawrence, Katie. March 2007. Technical Writing in Ten Easy Steps. On the Internet at http://wrightwell.blogspot.com/2007/03/technical-writing-in-ten-easy-steps.html. Last retrieved on September 8, 2008
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